Python for Scientists

For many scientists, the open-source nature of Python is intimidating. They’d like to use Python and Jupyter notebooks, but they don’t know how to begin. Proprietary software like Matlab and Mathematica comes pre-packaged and ready out-of-the-box, but Python is less straightforward. Our goal is to provide a quick guide to help scientists get started.

4 steps to Python for scientists:

  1. Install Python using Miniconda
  2. Install the Jupyter Notebook
  3. Install core scientific packages
  4. Run the Jupyter Notebook

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